The video-sharing service owned by Google says that it is expanding its hate and harassment policy, “using conspiracy theories to ban content directed at individuals or groups that have been used to justify real-world violence.”
This could mean deleting the video to threaten or harass people, implying that they were involved in conspiracy activities like Pizzagate, which involved a so-called child sex trafficking gang, which was associated with the former Washington White House candidate, the Democratic and former White House candidate Hillary Clinton is in touch.
QAnon developed rapidly during the pandemic because it played a binding role, combining its core tenet of anti-Semitism and white supremacy with long-standing conspiracy theories about vaccines and 5G mobile technology, as well as far-right and liberal politics .
YouTube said it had previously deleted “thousands of QAnon videos” and terminated certain channels used by the movement, especially those that explicitly threatened violence or denied the existence of major incidents of violence.
Earlier this month, Facebook banned QAnon-linked accounts on its core social network and Instagram. Twitter began to crack down on QAnon at the beginning of this year.
YouTube’s latest move comes from increased tensions in spreading misinformation on social media, while some conservatives have accused the platform of bias in removing content.
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